‘Cult Classics’ is BACK…to the Future

It was heartbreaking to see Mesa’s retro grindhouse theater, The Royale, close its doors at the end of 2011, but as the old saying goes, “The show must go on!” Local artist, film buff and Royale associate Victor Moreno has taken that adage to heart and will be continuing to showcase genre favorites with his Cult Classics screenings now showing at the MADCAP Theater in Tempe.

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Royale, FilmBar join forces to promote Valley’s indie film scene

Downtown Mesa’s new retro grindhouse theater, The Royale, and downtown Phoenix’s indie movie house and lounge, FilmBar, are teaming up to promote and support each other. “This will be fantastic for both our downtown communities and the entire Valley Metro area as a whole,” said “Midnite Movie Mamacita” and Royale owner Andrea Beesley-Brown in a […]

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Royale’s opening lineup: Vampires, ninjas, trolls and Coco

After a soft-opening last weekend with Hobo With a Shotgun and The Room, downtown Mesa’s new cinema The Royale officially gets rolling July 15 with vampires, ninjas, trolls and Conan O’Brien. Here’s the full run-down courtesy impresaria extraordinaire Andrea Beesley-Brown: Stake Land (2010) | Friday July 15 – Thursday 21 In a fierce, alternative vision […]

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Curtain rises on Mesa’s Royale — with cheese

The Midnite Movie Mamacita’s new Mesa theater, The Royale, opens (softly) Friday in conjunction with the downtown association’s monthly Second Friday street party. Christening the screen will be the Canadian action movie Hobo With a Shotgun, based on a winning trailer of the same name from Robert Rodriguez’s SXSW Grindhouse trailer contest and starring Rutger […]

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